The Lakeview High girls’ tennis team enjoyed success at the Grandville Invitational on Saturday, placing first in the four-team event with 18 points.
Close behind in second was host Grandville with 17 points, while third was Calvin Christian with eight points and fourth was Grand Ledge with six.
The tourney featured five doubles flights, and coach Mike McGinnis’ Division 2 No. 8-ranked Spartans finished first in each of those flights. With 3-0 records on the day in doubles for Lakeview — which is 5-0 in dual matches at this early point of the spring season — were Maddy Drikakis and Alisha Horan at No. 1, Kathleen Wendt and Julia Ryan at No. 2, Jordan McCann and Ester Sang at No. 3, Hannah Aimesbury and Maddie Schimpf at No. 4, and Carli Fettig and Ashley Chambers at No. 5.
Lakeview Perry-Bommersbach Invite: Host Lakeview opened with a 12-4 loss to eventual tourney champ Lansing Catholic Central, and had a 7-6 victory against Carleton Airport. Lansing Catholic beat Carleton Airport 6-5 in the title game. Russell Mathiek took the mound loss for Lakeview against LCC. Against Carleton Airport, the Spartans’ Adam Buzzo pitched a complete game and allowed only three earned runs while scattering six hits. On the day for Lakeview, freshman third baseman Nick Jones went 5-for-8 with a double and four RBI. Lakeview is now 2-3 on the young campaign.
Tekonsha Invite: Union City won the tournament, opening with a 15-0, three-inning victory over Litchfield and then downing host Tekonsha 13-0 in five innings for the crown. In the title game, Emmett Fraley was the winning pitcher, going three of the five innings and striking out four. Offensively, Devon DiGiacomo had three hits and three RBI, Chris Rieger had two hits and an RBI, and Brady Johnson had two hits. Against Litchfield, the Chargers’ Scott Alwood didn’t allow a hit and struck out seven in the three-inning affair. At the plate, Fraley had a double, a single and three RBI; Alwood had a single and two RBI; and Rieger had a triple, a single and an RBI.
Michigan Center Invite: Quincy dropped a 9-6 decision to Parma Western in its opener, then fell 9-6 to East Jackson in its second game. Against Parma Western for the Orioles (2-4), Jimmy Strock had two hits, including a solo home run; with one hit each were Connor Bassage, Bryce McCavit, Tristan Haylett, Jake Jodway and losing hurler Michael Tesch. Against East Jackson, Jake Rider had two hits and two RBI, and losing pitcher Bassage had a pair of hits.
Climax-Scotts 2, (at) Athens 0: Winning pitcher Ethan Vosburg and losing pitcher Preston Stemaly both had outstanding efforts, with each pitching complete games while allowing three hits and striking out seven. Both of Climax-Scotts’ runs were unearned and came in the fourth inning. Boston Kinney, Austin Cole and Hunter Bolton had singles for Athens (0-6); and Kirk Gibson, Vosburg and Shawn Arnett had singles for C-S. Also, on Friday, Athens dropped a 9-8, eight-innning home decision to Union City. Athens — which led 8-3 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh before the Chargers mounted their comeback — received a 4-for-4, three-RBI and two-run performance from Cole; three singles from losing pitcher Devan Kinney; and two singles apiece from Boston Kinney, Austin Monk and Hayden Bowersox.
Portage Northern Invite: Marshall went 1-1 in the invite, losing to Vicksburg (9-3) before beating Detroit Renaissance (17-0) in three innings. In the loss to Vicksburg, Chase Bennett had a hit and two RBIs for Marshall. In the win over Renaissance, Dan Welke tossed five strikeouts while allowing one hit over three innings. Also for Marshall (4-4) Mitch Konkle had three hits and two RBIs, Drew Devine had three hits and two RBIs and Josh Devore had two hits and two RBIs.
(At) Quincy 8-7, Jonesville 4-4 (Fri.): The Orioles swept the Big Eight doubleheader that was originally scheduled for April 23. In Game 1, Bryce McCavit was the winning pitcher and also had two hits, including a double, and two RBI. Plus, Tristan Haylett had a three-run homer, Stephen Avra had two hits and an RBI and Chase Cook had two hits. In Game 2, Tyler Powell was the winning pitcher, Connor Bassage had two hits and two RBI, Jimmy Strock had three hits and Jake Rider had two hits.
(At) Maple Valley 6-4, K-Christian 4-2 (Fri.): The Lions swept the KVA twinbill and are now 3-3 overall and in the league. In Game 1, winning pitcher Austin Gonser had seven strikeouts and allowed two hits in five innings, and also had an RBI single at the plate. Also, Beau Johnson had a two-run single and a sacrifice fly RBI, Tyler Hickey had an RBI double and Andrew Brighton had a single and scored twice. In Game 2, Brighton was the winning pitcher in relief, going two innings with three strikeouts, and he also had two singles offensively. Also, Gonser was 3-for-4 with a run scored, Hickey had two singles and two RBI and Tommy Mudge had two hits and a run scored.
(At) Gull Lake 4-10, Coldwater 2-0 (Fri.): The host Blue Devils swept the SMAC East double dip. In Game 1 for Coldwater, Skylar Reincke was the losing pitcher; Jeremy Harrell had a solo home run and a single; and Ryan Mock had an RBI single. In Game 2 for Coldwater, Kelvin Miller was the losing hurler, and with the Cardinals’ (5-4-1, 1-2-1) only hits — singles — were Harrell, Brandon Lewis and Grant Maurer.
(At) Climax-Scotts 9-17, Camden-Frontier 0-1 (Fri.): The host Panthers swept the twinbill to improve to 6-0 both overall and in the SCAA. In Game 1, which went six innings, Logan Simmons got the mound win with a two-hitter and six strikeouts. At the plate, Kirk Gibson had three hits, all singles, and four RBI; Brandon Haynes had two hits, including a double; and Ethan Vosburg had an RBI single. In Game 2, Haynes was the winning pitcher in five innings, allowing one hit and fanning six. Offensively, Chase Audette had three hits, all singles, and four RBI; Vosburg had a three-run double; Aaron Cook had two hits, including a triple, and three RBI; and Gibson had a double and two RBI.
(At) Homer 11-6, Concord 6-1 (Fri.): The Trojans improved to 6-1 ovrall and 4-1 in the Big Eight. In Game 1, Brock Ridgeway was the winning pitcher with three strikeouts. Offensively, Alex White had four hits, all singles, and five RBI; Nate Sitkiewicz had three hits, including a double, and four RBI; Gary Tompkins had two singles and an RBI; and Dylan Thomas had two hits, including a double, and an RBI. In Game 2, Thomas had a no-hitter going into the sixth and wound up with a three-hitter with five strikeouts. At the plate, Sitkiewicz had three hits, including a two-run homer and a double, and four RBI; Ridgeway had a two-run HR; and Preston Sherman had two singles.
(At) Delton Kellogg 4-3, P
archment 1-0 (Fri.): The host Panthers got some excellent pitching en route to sweeping their KVA foe. In Game 1, Jared Buckland went the seven-inning disttance and tossed a five-hitter with a big 14 strikeouts and only one walk. At the plate, Andrew Petzold had two hits, and Zach Eib had an RBI double. In Game 2, Zach Meyers allowed just three hits over seven innings and fanned eight. Eib had an RBi single, and Zach Young had DK’s only other hit in the contest, a single.
Athens 8-5, (at) Union City 4-2 (Fri.): The visiting Indians swept the make-up-from-bad-weather Big Eight twinbill. Multiple hitters for Athens on the day were Abby Fuller with six singles; Valerie Rubley with two singles and a double; Morgyn Weeks and Jenny Smittendorf with three singles each; Ashley Smittendorf with a single and a triple; and Leia Fuller and Taylor Vaughn with a single and a double apiece.
Concord 5-5, (at) Homer 0-4 (Fri.): The first game was the completion of a game suspended Tuesday after five innings due to rain. The losing hurler was Jaimie Dibble, who struck out five in seven innings, and with a single apiece for the Trojans were Mallori Konkle, Alexis Salow, Brooke Ebersole and Molly Renfroe. In Game 2, Dibble was the losing hurler again. Offensively, Kelsey Konkle had a solo homer, Mallori Konkle had two singles, Mallory Ray had a double and an RBI, Ashlyn Swafford and Ebersole had a single and an RBI apiece, and Kristin Nelson had a single.
(At) Climax-Scotts 6-7, Camden-Frontier 3-6 (Fri.): The host Panthers scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning of the nightcap, including a game-winning RBI single by Lydia Swager, to complete the SCAA twinbill sweep. Also in Game 2 for C-S (3-1 overall and league), Janae Langs had a single, a triple and an RBI; Stephanie Cochran had two RBI on a pair of sacrifice bunts; Sydney Macomber had a hit and an RBI; and Megan Smith got the circle triumph. In the opener, Smith was the winning pitcher; Langs was 3-for-4 with two singles, a homer and three RBI; Destiny Froberg had two hits and two RBI; and Swager had a single and two RBI.